Areas in Georgia Poorly Suited for Municipal Landfills
Georgia, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing a problem with a shortage of landfill capacity. With each passing day, the need for additional landfill space is becoming more critical. In addition, there is a growing concern about groundwater protection by the citizens in the state. In response, the Geologic Survey Branch of the Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources is preparing maps showing areas considered to be poorly suited for the siting of municipal sanitary solid waste landfills by using a Geographic Information System (GIS). This project is being conducted in cooperation with the Georgia District of the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division. Maps are being generated for each of the State's Regional Development Centers (RDC) to assist in landfill siting decisions on a regional basis.